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Great Leadership: 8 Tips to Leading a Great Strategic Planning Session

4 mentions3 days ago 3 days ago
In business, a leader’s ability to strategically plan for the company’s future is of the highest importance. Your company will not be successful if you don’t have the strategies and execution plans in place to reach your objectives. In business, a leader’s ability to strategically plan for the ...

80 Free Stock Images Perfect for E-learning

favicon The Rapid eLearning Blog
3 mentions5 days ago 5 days ago
In a previous post I shared some free stock images via Unsplash. They’re free for commercial use. Unsplash has a lot more images, but the download I featured was curated to help speed up your time. Today, I’ve done the same thing only this time the curated images ...

Checklist For Creating Branching eLearning Scenarios

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1 mentions4 days ago 4 days ago
Need some help getting started designing branching elearning scenarios? Make sure you’ve covered all the bases by following our simple 5 point checklist for producing high quality branching elearning scenarios. Branching elearning scenarios are a great way to let learners practise skills in realistic situations. By asking them ...

Social Network Sites: Facebook For Education?

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4 mentions4 days ago 4 days ago
See also: facebook for social learning, Online Learning Environment, Social Learning Tips, Social Learning Trends Social network sites, also referred to as social media sites, such as Facebook, Ning, and SuperClubsPLUS, attract young people today. Because of the familiarity with secondary students, ease of use, and ease of ...

L&D: Evolving Roles, Enhancing Skills

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2 mentions3 days ago 3 days ago
Maturity research looks at the skills gaps that need to be addressed if L&D are to respond more effectively to change. In last year’s Modernising Learning: Delivering Results report, we see that whilst the L&D community is more ambitious than ever before, many practitioners don’t have the capabilities ...

In the News: Why LinkedIn Buying Makes Sense

favicon The eLearning Guild’s TWIST
2 mentions5 days ago 5 days ago
Last week it was announced that social networking service LinkedIn has acquired online training provider in a deal worth about $1.5 Billion. Since then, speculation has been rampant as to what it means. Much of the speculation centers on LinkedIn using the purchase to expand into a ...

A Challenge: Be a Student as Much as a Leader

favicon Thin Difference
6 mentions6 days ago 6 days ago
What if someone was as much a student as a leader? The result would be a well-balanced, growth-oriented individual. Although this would generally be true, the answer does not stop here. Many view being a student as something young people do. A student leaving a campus never looks ...

Why You Need to Rethink Your Training Program [INFOGRAPHIC]

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2 mentions6 days ago 6 days ago
With employee retention being seen as one of the key challenges for many businesses this year, it’s no surprise that HR departments globally are focusing on ways to keep hold of their talented employees. Coupled with this is the growing trend for people to research what current and ...

Are you using mobile technologies to support inclusive practice?

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2 mentions4 days ago 4 days ago
Tracey Duffy @jiscdigital Margaret McKay @Mags_McKay Mobile technologies, far from being a distraction, are increasingly recognised for their ability to enhance teaching and learning and contribute to the digital student experience. From speaking to people in further education (FE) and higher education (HE), we know that both staff ...

HR Basics: 5 Things You Should Be Doing to Retain Your Best Employees

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1 mentions6 days ago 6 days ago
Regardless of industry or company size, high employee turnover is bad for business. Not only does it lower employee morale and decrease productivity, it’s also costly. Finding and training replacements is significantly more expensive than retaining your initial hires, so consider the following tactics to improve your employee ...

4 Incredibly Common Hiring Mistakes

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8 mentions6 days ago 6 days ago
Hiring right is one of the most important decisions a company can make.Hire the right person and you increase productivity and retention. Hire the wrong person and you increase turnover, decrease productivity and waste a lot of time and money.Here are some common hiring mistakes most companies make ...

How To Choose The Best Learning Management System

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4 mentions6 days ago 6 days ago
See also: Best Learning Management System, Learning Management System Comparison, LMS RFI, LMS RFP, LMS Selection Choosing a Learning Management System that offers you the features you want, fits into your project budget, and meshes with the skills of your development team can be a challenging task. In ...

Recruitment: LinkedIn Is A Tool, Not The Tool

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5 mentions1 week ago 1 week ago
LinkedIn took the recruiting world by storm not too long ago. This user-friendly, massive network of talent has become an indispensable tool for hiring professionals, but some of us have gotten a little LinkedIn-happy, and it has lead to a sort of too big for their britches scenario ...

Popular Learning Evaluation Models Infographic

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5 mentions1 week ago 1 week ago
Learning is an investment and like any investment, it’s crucial to measure the outcomes. But because learning is often so intangible and individual, that measurement is often pretty tough. It’s not like working out how much money you saved by swapping the office over to energy-saving lightbulbs – ...

The Top 6 Benefits of Design Thinking in eLearning

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2 mentions1 week ago 1 week ago
Design thinking in eLearning is all about innovation, creativity and a change of perspective. In this article, I'll highlight the most significant benefits of design thinking in eLearning, so that you can determine if it's the right approach for your next eLearning project. It's not hard to ...

Instructor-Facilitated Online Learning: How to Maximize Your Virtual Student Engagement

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3 mentions6 days ago 6 days ago
Instructors that have taught online, have at one time or another felt limited, because they do not have eye contact with their students.They cannot tell if they are awake or paying attention. There are times they ask questions or request feedback but they get no response in return.

5 Tips For Success With Leadership Blends [INFOGRAPHIC]

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2 mentions1 week ago 1 week ago
How important are your leaders within your organisation? Effective managers and leaders can improve employee performance by 25% and retention by a staggering 40%. Aren't they worth investing in?If you want to build better leaders today and develop the skills of your leaders of tomorrow, then creating a ...

How to Get Better Information From Hiring Managers

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7 mentions2 weeks ago 2 weeks ago
I asked the question — open-ended, curious, and fearless — setting the stage for an answer with little information. It was the wrong question to begin with and I was in for the wrong answer: “What kind of candidate are you looking for?” This question is a complete ...

Why LinkedIn buying Lynda is good for mobile, but scary for L&D

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2 mentions1 week ago 1 week ago
LinkedIn surprised us all this morning by announcing they have bought the popular video learning company,, for $1.5bn. Both parties sound ecstatic about the deal, but old-school L&D departments ought to be shaking in their shoes. They risk being left behind in the stampede of engaged employees,

The uses of artificial intelligence in learning technologies – where do we go from here?

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3 mentions6 days ago 6 days ago
There’s been a colossal amount of development in AI research. Last week my colleague Jay wrote about the origins of artificial intelligence (AI) and its application to modern day society. Today I want to talk about its future and highlight some of the challenges that currently prevent AI ...

Learning in a Multi-device World (Infographic)

favicon The Upside Learning Blog
3 mentions1 week ago 1 week ago
According to the Verto Analytics’ Device Ecosystem US 2014 report, the average number of smartphones, tablets and computers used by an average US adult is 2.8 devices. Further, consumers show an increasingly polarised preference towards a particular device and platform as technology evolves. This indicates the increasing dependency ...

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4 mentions2 weeks ago 2 weeks ago
Looking for new ways to integrate drag and drop interactions into your eLearning course? In this article I will share some inventive drag and drop activities you can use in your eLearning course design to make it immersive, engaging, and super exciting for your learners. Drag and drop ...

Why I’m Looking Forward to #mLearnCon: David Kelly

favicon The eLearning Guild’s TWIST
2 mentions1 week ago 1 week ago
The mLearnCon Conference and Expo takes place June 10-12 in Austin Texas. There are a number of reasons why people look forward to mLearnCon each year. The “Why I’m Looking Forward to mLearnCon” series invites members of the Guild Community to share what it is that makes mLearnCon ...

Does Your Elearning Smell Bad? 6 Tell-Tale Signs

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2 mentions2 weeks ago 2 weeks ago
Sometimes a phrase sticks in my skull.And not always in a good way. Last week I read an article in CLO Magazine about blended learning: ”What’s Old is New Again: CLOs aren’t as fond of blended learning as we think” by Giuseppe Auricchio, that had a ring dinger of a quote that I’ll get to in a second. So why the resistance to blended learning at the senior level? Well, mostly because CLOs don’t seem to trust all of the ingredients going into those blends. Adoption is hindered, the article ...

How to Create Your Own Hand-Drawn Graphics

favicon The Rapid eLearning Blog
5 mentions2 weeks ago 2 weeks ago
Earlier we looked at the essential guide to visual thinking where we discussed how to communicate visually. Coupled with that post, we explored practical ways to apply visual thinking skills to elearning course design. One advantage of visual thinking is learning to see the concepts and how to ...

3 Simple Ideas for Letting Learners Personalize Their E-Learning Experience

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2 mentions1 week ago 1 week ago
Not long ago, a colleague introduced me to the Sphero, a computerized ball that exposes kids to simple programming via a series of apps on the iPad. Intrigued by the concept, I purchased the gadget and shared it with my kids. When I tried to teach them how ...

E-Learning Icons: Show and Share Your Favorite Styles #78

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1 mentions1 week ago 1 week ago
If you’ve ever lost valuable production time searching for the right e-learning graphic, you’re not alone. Since most of us aren’t graphic design wizards, our instincts lead us to search for stock graphics rather than build our own. Unfortunately, searching for graphics is usually where course designers lose ...

Labeling 70:20:10

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1 mentions2 weeks ago 2 weeks ago
In the Debunker Club, a couple of folks went off on the 70:20:10 model, and it prompted some thoughts.I thought I’d share them. If you’re not familiar with 70:20:10, it’s a framework for thinking about workplace learning that suggests we need to recognize that the opportunity is about ...

The Player's The Thing: What Is Interactive Video Learning?

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4 mentions2 weeks ago 2 weeks ago
See also: HTML5 eLearning Authoring Tools, Interactive eLearning, Interactive Video, Video elearning best practices, Video in eLearning Online video means different things to different people. Further, when it comes to interactive video learning, there is no clear public trend -- at least for now. For positive learning outcomes,

Microlearning: Fab or Fad?

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5 mentions2 weeks ago 2 weeks ago
There’s a new buzzword in town, and it’s name is microlearning. Like its predecessors social learning, mobile learning, and blended learning, it’s being tossed around as the new big thing, something we must all get on board with or face extinction. This begs the question asked of every ...

Nuts and Bolts: Leading a Horse to Water

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2 mentions2 weeks ago 2 weeks ago
The horse, apparently seeing the river for the first time, hesitates. The rider dismounts and leads the horse to the water’s edge. The horse approaches, curious, then turns and repeats. Nearly a minute into the video the rider puts a foot in the water and splashes it in ...

12 eLearning Related Tools You May Not Know

5 mentions2 weeks ago 2 weeks ago
We often labor away using the same tools and techniques we’ve always used. This is one way to get in a rut. It’s helpful to take a break and stop to see if there are better tools that will make our jobs easier, more fun, or provide inspiration.

Augmented And Virtual Reality To Hit $150 Billion, Disrupting Mobile By 2020

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2 mentions2 weeks ago 2 weeks ago
Editor’s note: Tim Merel is the managing director of Digi-Capital. Virtual reality and augmented reality are exciting – Google Glass coming and going, Facebook’s $2 billion for Oculus, Google’s $542 million into Magic Leap, not to mention Microsoft’s HoloLens. There are amazing early-stage platforms and apps, but VR/AR ...

An Expert View on Responsive Design for E-Learning

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5 mentions3 weeks ago 3 weeks ago
Last week I was at the Learning Solutions conference in Orlando and ran into my mentor and elearning pioneer, Dr. Werner Oppelbaumer. We chatted about trends in elearning and mobile training. A lot’s happened over the past few years and it always seems like your lab is at ...

The 9 Essential Leadership Strategies in The Age of Information

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4 mentions3 weeks ago 3 weeks ago
Once upon a time, in a land called Industrial Age, the leaders of organizations resided at the top of a hierarchy, managers were in the middle, and workers were supervised. It was the job of leaders to do the important thinking and the job of managers and supervisors ...

Managing the Rate of Change in E-learning

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2 mentions2 weeks ago 2 weeks ago
Learning has seeded itself in practically every environment encountered by today’s worker. It has propagated beyond the LMS, beyond the classroom, beyond performance support tools. Increasingly, the distinction between work environments and learning environments is becoming obscure, and today’s successful learning initiatives anticipate tomorrow’s changes and improvements in ...

The Growing Roles of Millennials in the Workforce

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8 mentions3 weeks ago 3 weeks ago
Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) holds that Millennials – the generation born from 1981 through 1997 – will become the largest generation in the U.S. workforce by 2015. As they welcome the new wave of employees, businesses are scrambling to determine how Millennials’ ideas, values ...

Top 7 eLearning Statistics & Facts

favicon The Upside Learning Blog
2 mentions3 weeks ago 3 weeks ago
With eLearning use showing gains in nearly every sector and an increasing number of organisations turning to eLearning as they recognise its effectiveness, the eLearning industry is on the fast track. Organisations are adapting/ continuing to adopt eLearning, currently at a rate of 13% per year (a pace ...

Accessibility Is Everything In The Recruiting World Today

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4 mentions3 weeks ago 3 weeks ago
A little background here: I’ve been searching the Internet for candidates since the dark ages, aka 1997.I became a social media sourcing devotee in 2008 when I was researching how to leverage all of the new sites popping up on the horizon. When I left the vendor world ...

7 Tips To Use Learners' Creativity In eLearning

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6 mentions3 weeks ago 3 weeks ago
By encouraging learners to use their creativity in eLearning courses you can transform even the most tedious subject matter into a unique and memorable eLearning experience. In this article I'll share 7 key tips on how to take full advantage of learners creativity when designing and developing your ...

moving to social learning

3 mentions3 weeks ago 3 weeks ago
Posted Tuesday, 31 March 2015; filed under Performance Improvement, SocialLearning. “We are living in a world where access trumps knowledge every time. Those who know how to search, find and make the connections will succeed. Those who rely on static knowledge and skills alone will fail.” – Charles ...

Learning to learn: what type of learner are you?

1 mentions3 weeks ago 3 weeks ago
Hot on the heels of a very energetic #chat2lrn, comes this piece from Monique Craig about learning styles. Which rings true for you, if any? Before you face another learning task, it's a good idea to determine what kind of learning you prefer and which one is in ...

Leadership Vertigo: How the Best Leaders Go Off Course

favicon Skip Prichard - Leadership Insights
7 mentions3 weeks ago 3 weeks ago
Do you know a leader who insists everything is fine when everyone else knows trouble is ahead? Have you watched someone so oblivious to signs and signals that employees are not engaged? How do leaders accurately assess and view how they are perceived in an organization? My friend ...

Mobile Learning: A Recipe for Productivity

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4 mentions3 weeks ago 3 weeks ago
See also: Corporate Training, Mobile Learning, Mobile Learning Authoring Tools, Mobile Learning Trends, Online Training Wondering what the secret ingredient is that boosts performance and productivity? It’s mobile learning! According to research done by Brandon Hall Group, 100% of the high-performing companies they surveyed were doing at least ...

How to Create a Learning Culture in Start-Ups and Small Businesses

favicon The Performance Improvement Blog
1 mentions3 weeks ago 3 weeks ago
How We Built a Workplace People Love, explains what small companies and departments in large organizations can do to create a learning culture. He addresses fear, reward systems, hiring, on-boarding, learning, making mistakes, and experimenting. He writes: 1. We must come to grips with the role that "manufactured ...

If Mother Nature Was Your CEO

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5 mentions4 weeks ago 4 weeks ago
“Nature is the world’s most effective designer” according to Frank Stephenson, Design Director at McLaren Automotive. Looking at what nature has created over millions of years of evolution to get to the ‘perfect shape’, the designers at McLaren Automotive get their inspiration from animal anatomy, tree branches, blood ...

Why Do We Have To Make Others Wrong To Be Right? - Lolly Daskal

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5 mentions4 weeks ago 4 weeks ago
People sometimes have to make others wrong to be right. They do it not to be rude, not to be mean, not to be hateful but because they fear their own bad feelings. Simply put, when we think we’re right we feel good, and when we’re wrong we ...

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